I want to go to Disneyland

 

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I have been feeling so VACATION lately. I keep thinking about school starting up. I picked this shirt up over fourth of July. I  love Disney, and i have never been to Disney land. This shirt was only .29 cents! I paired it with all my fun and favorite jewelry. The purse is totally a collage of Princess Dianna, its pretty awesome! I hope you enjoy!

Shirt: Vintage Disney Shirt (Similar Here or Here) | Pants : Stretchy Pink Leggings (Similar Here )| Purse : Vintage Dianna Purse (Similar Here) | Shoes : Vans X Hello Kitty | Sunglasses
Vintage (Similar Here) | Rings : Ice Cream Ring | Watermelon Ring (Similar Here ) | Earrings: Claire’s (old) | Bracelets (They all were gifts) | Necklace : Camera Necklace (made from a childs toy)

Feeling The Weekend.

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Happy weekend everyone! i hope that your Fourth of July was fabulous! I cant get over the red, white and blue look. I thought id put together this fun little outfit, for the weekend to enjoy. I have had these sunglasses since last Christmas, and they came out to play! I paired it with a bright yellow vintage coach bag i picked up at WORN (a fabulous consignment store in Des Moines Iowa) ! I hope you enjoy your weekend

Top : Vintage (Similar Here) | Skirt: Thrifted (Similar Here) | Bag: Coach Classic | Shoes : Sas Duo Sandals | Earrings: Vintage (Similar Here) | Glasses : Vintage (Similar Here) | Iowa Pins : Vintage (Similar Here) | Watch: Vintage Gucci Watch (Similar Here) |  Ring : handmade by Me

xx

Alex

Hoist the flag and let Her fly Yankee Doodle do or die

 

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Happy 4th of July! I put together a fun little Post with a 4of july outfit! I hope you enjoy.

Shirt: Ruffle Shirt (Thrifted) (Similar Here or Here) | American Flag Jacket – Vintage (Similar Here or Here ) | Jeans Ultra Skinny Rockstars -Old Navy  | Sandals – Duo Sas Sandles | Earrings – Vintage Star Earrings (Similar Here or Here) | Bag- Betsey Johnon Cherry Pie Bag | Scarf- American Flag Scarf – Charming Charlies | Belt – Vintage

You oughta shine as brightly As Jupiter and Mars

 

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Its summer, and I’ve been feeling sparkly lately. I picked up this AMAZING jacket last weekend at an estate sale, and i had just had to photograph it. I hope you love it like i do!

Dress : Gap (Similar Here Or Here)|Sequin Jacket: Vintage (Similar Here or Here) | Bow Tie: Saks Fifth Avenue | Shoes: Parable Gurrung For Target (Old) | Gloves : Vintage (Similar Here Or Here) | Clutch : Vintage (Similar Here ) | Sunglasses: Forever 21 

Super DUUUPER Cute Ridiculous Sale

 

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ModClothsale2Thanks to my friend, Mr Internet, i just found out that my favorite beyond favorite website (besides Etsy) is having a 50% off Sale! On over 4,000 items!!! It was hard to pick my favorites when there are like 1,000 more i could of picked! I hope you go check it out!

(1)  1. Daily Lunch Date Top | 2. Heart Over Heels Dress | 3. Smitten Sketching Dress4. Newfound Friendship Carigan5. Capo May Dress  |6. Fisher Schooner Dress  | 7. Drive In Dinner Mushroom Top | 8. Curiously Cute T shirt

(2) 1. Sweet Sentiments Bag |  2. Spritz its a Wonderful Life | 3. Unicorn Ucopia Wall Deco |   4. Just Treat You Up 5. Tutti Fruity Sandal | 6. Geography Teacher’s Pet Toiletry Bag | 7. I’m Having a Good Hare Day   | 8. Conversation Hearts Heel | 9. Outfit Of The Daring Cream Bag | 10. Splish Splash boot | 11. Clear Path Heel |  12. Code and Tie Tablet Case

Enjoy

xx

Alex

Unpopular electric eel set in a pond of catfish

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LittleFishy4“I am not eccentric. It’s just that I am more alive than most people. I am an unpopular electric eel set in a pond of catfish.” ― Edith Sitwell

 Dress – Thrifted Fish Dress ( Similar Here or Here) | Pants – Leggings- Thrifted | Clutch – Vintage Straw Clutch (Similar Here or Here) | Necklace – Ann Taylor | Sunglasses- Thrifted (Similar Here Or Here) | Glitter Headband – Urban Outfitters | Fish Hair Clip – Thrifted (Similar Here or Here)

You’re buggin’ what? You’re buggin’ who?

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I dont know about you, but Im obsessed with kitschy themes. One of my favorites is insects! I put together Fashionable Insects! Its a fun little mixture of low to high end products! Enjoy

Pandora Scorpio Clutch  | Come As Your Arthropod Dress | Black Fly Print Screen Shirt Charolette’s Web Embroidered Slipper | Monki Almira Bug Print Tote Bag ||Scarab Printed Shirt |Butterfly Sleeve Dress | Yara Heel |  Bug Charm Bracelet | Grass Hopper Necklace | Bed Bug Earrings

xx Alex

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You know all those hilarious T- shirts, that you see all over Pintrest & Tumblr. Well I’ve compiled by favorite ones here. More than recently i remember these T-shirts have become more popular this past year and in 2013. The rise of the funny cult shirts have become a sensation. I thought it might be fun to compile ones that are super funny.

 

Bitches Get Stuff Done | Go Fuck Your Seflie | Monday Is A Basic Bitch | No One Believes In Me | All I Care About Is Pizza And Like Two People| 97Cats | Plans with My Cat| Iowa Bitch| Npr Cool | Satan Made Me Do it | Thug Life | I watch netflix | Trillhouse | I have a date with netflix | To Be Or Not To Be | Home Isnt Where |

Snacking Obessions.

SnackObsessionsxSTYHLLately I’ve been on this kick, about snacking. Healthy Snacking, or Snacking in general, For along time ive kinda searched for snacks that are healthy and crunchy and fun.

 

First we have Snyders pretzels these are like the greatest little snack ever. my boyfriend turned me onto the pretzel. I wasn’t the hugest pretzel fan in the world. I thought they were so boring. I recently took a trip to target. I was recently looking in the snack isle and i came across Synders Pretzels. Snyders pretzel run about 3.00-4.00 a bag. They are very tasty. I was first turned onto the cheese type. I’m a huge fan of cheddar, but then recently i tried the ranch.. Hello taste buds. They are so tasty and good.. They kind of taste like a little pickle tasting at fist but the ranch is super good and Target has a deal right now (2 for 5.00 check local target stores for that deal).

Secondly we have the Harvest snaps. I tried this snack about a year ago, from a former co-worker. I really enjoyed the flavor. I have tried a lot of the flavors that they offer. I recently picked up the tomato basil. The Cesar flavor its my favorite! First in Iowa (Des Moines) they were hard to find. My local Hy-vee finally had them. I was so stoked, but a recent trip to target i picked up a bag. There’s not very many in a bag, but they are SO delicious. They don’t really taste like peas, but they are cesar flavored. They run about 3.00-4.00 a bag too. They are so worth it.

Thridly we have the Pop Chip, I willingly admitted have never tried the pop chips. I recently won a contest with Chicago Bloggers Network for a twitter party. I won a whole case of pop chips! There are so many flavors to love. The first flavor I fell in love with , was the sweet potato, who knew that one could love sweet potatoes so much in a chip? They also have many other great flavors. The barbeque is the best too. The chips have no fake colors, no fake flavors, no preservatives, no fluorescent orange fingertips! They are healthy and flavorful and a better crunchy treat. Check out pop chips today!

Synders of Hanover | Harvest Snaps | Pop Chips

*all opinions are my own. i was not compensated for this post.

Lets Clutch It.

 

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Once again here i am writing about glorious spring again (can’t you see I’ve broken out the sun glasses.) Today i am going will be talking about something i adore clutches! I have been a huge fan of the little purse ever since college. I started collecting vintage clutches from thrift shops and antique shops. I really do love vintage bags. I’ve been fawning over some clutches recently. I was lucky enough to get to sit down with a company who i adore. I saw a few of the bags on the website. I immediately had to email and chat with Ashlyn’d clutches . I had to have of course fun in my photo shoot today showing you just how many clutches i actually own (the red one is a vintage Furla and I’m obsessed with it) Here’s my chit-chat with Ashlee the designer behind Ashlyn’d Clutches

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STIHL: What do you offer over other clutches …what makes yours special?

Ashlynd: Ashlyn’d clutches are very unique. We love the idea of turning something entirely unexpected into a purse. Our bags truly are conversation starters. I think affordability and quality really separate us in the marketplace. We also focus on functionality. Our clutches are made to fit a lot of stuff where many other evening bags barely fit a phone!

STIHL: Who are the primary designers of the clutches? What is your background and history?

Ashlyn’d: My name is Ashlee Nik, I am the designer and founder of ashlyn’d. I was born and raised in Los Angeles where I acquired a love for fashion at an early age watching my mother design belts and handbags. I attended business school as I thought I would pursue a career in finance but could not seem to squash my creative yearning. I then decided to go to fashion school where I studied product development and design. I worked in the fashion industry for several years doing design and product development as well as visual merchandising for companies such as JBrand and Alice + Olivia.

I launched ashlyn’d alongside my mother, Denise Lewinstein, in January of 2013. We wanted to explore the idea of making bags that were entirely unexpected. The concept of creating clutches that looked like marble, granite, wood etc. seemed to inspire the “nature themed” collection. In order to achieve this look, we use acrylics and exotic woods with custom finishes. During the development process, I came up with the idea to create an acrylic bag filled with sand that floats to give a “snow-globe” effect. This developed into a full line of bags with various fillers like pearls, chains, etc. While constructing the bags, it was very important to us that the bags could fit everything a girl may need; a mirror to touch up her makeup, enough room to fit all of the necessities (a phone, lipstick, credit card and ID, and much more!). It was also very important to us that the clutches be priced reasonably so that they would be attainable to the average consumer. Most importantly, we always had a fond appreciation for quality goods that were hand crafted as opposed to having a machine-made assembly line produce our bags. In an attempt to help bring manufacturing back to the United States and maintain quality control, my mother and I chose to work with Los Angeles based artists to construct our clutches.

I was on a search for evening bags and felt the market was lacking something that was truly different but at the same time moderately priced. I spoke with my mother about the idea of creating a bag that looked as though it was made out of a material that was completely unexpected, like marble. This idea ended up emerging into a full collection which my mother, Denise Lewinstein, and I now run. It truly started more as a shopping experience and ended up as a business.

 

STYHL : What is your design aesthetic? What inspires the clutches?

Ashlyn’d: My desire to bring affordable luxury to a consumer that loves fashion and is not scared to take a risk, certainly influences my brand. Of course, when I am designing I take into account not only what I love and would want to carry, but what I think my friends might love as well. When my mother and my best friend are both fighting over the same bag, I know I have a winner

I take a lot of influence from nature. I am always looking at different types and colors of marbles, shells, pearls, rocks etc.  We have several bags that are made out of wood and I get a lot of inspiration for the finishes from furniture. My father having run one of the largest furniture businesses for 45 years, has allowed him to acquire some of the most beautifully finished antique furniture.

 

STYHL: What’s the future hold for  Ashlyn’d?

Ashlyn’d: We just launched a few leather styles and we will continue to develop more bags in different materials other than woods and acrylics. We also have some fun exiting collaborations coming up for some other types of accessories which we cannot wait to share with you soon!As you can totally see they are the cutest company don’t you think? Such sweet people to work with.

 

I enjoyed getting to know the company better. Plus i am still drooling over the teddy clutch and the chalkboard clutch. I hope that you enjoyed my chit chat with Ashlynd, head over to the website and pick out some pretty clutches for yourself. You’ll be pretty happy you did!

Swag Shirt- Thrifted – (Similar Here) | Neon Tube Dress- Thrifted (Similar Here) | Faded Glory Leggings |Neon Flats -Old – Gap- (similar Here)|  Thunderbolt Earrings | Gnome Necklace By Jessiii | Sunglasses Thrifted (Similar Here) | Clutches : Vintage (Similar Styles Here and Here)|  Lipcolo- Fiery Viel By Loreal